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Chama macerophylla   Gmelin, 1791

leafy jewelbox

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Chama macerophylla  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | | Chamidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 525 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific; Western Atlantic: North America, Hawaii and Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology

Brightly colored, heavy shelled bivalve with long, ribbed, leafy projections in radiating rows. Commonly yellow or orange, although some are pinkish. Inside is white. Highly variable in form, lower valve conforms to the shape of the substrate, upper valve usually becomes worn and looses color and sculpture.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives fixed to the substrate, with lower valve cemented in place (Ref. 3248). In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

DeFelice, R.C., L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 2001. (Ref. 3248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 14.6 - 26.3, mean 20.7 (based on 160 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown